Talk with Me! is designed to jumpstart your child's early brain & language development while promoting imitation of gestures, sounds, words and phrases.
Created by a pediatric speech-language pathologist, Talk with Me! is filled with carefully designed illustrations, which immerse children in the rich language that surrounds them in their daily routines.
Use Talk with Me! and take comfort knowing you are supporting your child's
early brain and language development. Every child deserves a strong start in life
and parents have the power.
Did you know?
A parent is their child's first and most important teacher.
Every word a parent says builds their child's brain.
A child needs to hear and interact with words starting the day they are born.
Talking to a child is critical to all areas of their development.
A child typically learns what words mean before they can use them.
The first years of a child's life are the most critical time for language development.
One of the most important things we can do to nurture a child is talk with them.
Talk With Me can be used in two very different ways.
“Our goal is to get Talk with Me! into the hands of every new parent so they start developing the habit of talking/using rich language during story time and through out their daily routines."
Research shows babies need to hear and interact with words starting their first day of life! Infants are listening and learning about words before they start talking, and talking to and with a baby is a critical factor in early brain development.
Talk With Me! is 100% printed and published in the USA . We use a small, family owned printing company out of St. Cloud, Minnesota and all our books are shipped directly to you from our home base in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.
"Congratulations on developing a wonderful book that serves many purposes from educating parents on eliciting expressive language to capturing the interest of the very young child with the beautiful illustrations"
-Sherri Graves, MA CCC-SLP
"I recently purchased your book and it is absolutely wonderful!! I use it during my toddler communication class and the children love to talk about the pictures. Even the children who are just learning single words feel confident in naming the pictures or making the sounds. I pass along your website and info about your book to my parents all of the time. Thank you."
"Thank you very much for sending us a copy of your book. We love it! What a brilliant idea and wonderful illustrations! We will use it well, and I am sure it will be of interest to many of our families".
-Nancy R. Kaufman, M.A.CCC/SLP, Director, The Kaufman Children's Center For Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc.
"I absolutely LOVE the book!! I am an early intervention speech therapist and I am always looking for new and exciting materials to keep the little ones engaged. Thank you for doing a book like this! It is so nice to be able to show parents how to look and comment on the pictures in any book. There are so many things to talk about an each page and so many chances for little ones to try and imitate! Thanks again for a great book!!"
"I work with a group of toddlers ranging in age from 18 to 30 months. I use this book almost every day for our "circle" time. I have found the book to be very helpful with every day words for these children. They ask for the "no no puppy book" all the time, and they cry when I tell them we can't read it right away! The children love the make all the animal noises and they also love to perform all the actions. I strongly suggest this book to anyone who has children that are learning gestures, sounds, and words."
Kristin - Playhouse Childcare Center
"I would like to convey how grateful I am for a book such as this. My daughter who is 3 has had speech problems for some time. She responded very well to the book when the speech teacher introduced it to her. I cannot wait to have this book in our home."
-Krista S, Rice MN
M.S. CCC/SLP Pediatric Speech Pathologist
Teri is a board-certified speech-language pathologist holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech and Hearing Association. Since 1985 Teri has specialized in early intervention, providing family-centered services with a passion for connecting parents with tools that stimulate language development within the context of their every day environments and familiar routines. Retiring from private practice in 2012, Teri currently enjoys her days providing speech pathology services to children in the Pequot Lakes School District and connecting with professionals and families using her books.
She is the creator of The Big Book of Exclamations and Talk with Me, The Big Book of Exclamations 2.
Teri currently resides with her family in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota.
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